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BECOMING A PBN VENDOR WITH USIMAC

  

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of USIMAC's Preferred Braille Network (PBN). While we transcribe all forms of braille (including UEB, UEB Math, EBAE, Nemeth, Music, and Foreign Language), our greatest need right now is UEB Math. If you are not currently certified in UEB Math we still encourage you to apply to join the network as you work towards your math certifications (UEB Technical Proficiency Test), please visit CNIB Foundation UEB Technical.

In order to become part of the USIMAC's PBN network you must first be a certified braille transcriber, we accept certificates from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States LOC Braille Certification. You must also pass our internal UEB Braille test. To begin our approval process, start by watching our PBN PowerPoint Webinar, this webinar is updated every January with the most relevant information on becoming a PBN, obtaining work, contract procedures and changes, agency guidelines and payment process. 

After reviewing the information above, email a copy of your certificate along with your letter of interest to pbn@usdb.org. Current response time is 1-5 business days (if you do not hear back from us within this timeframe please send it again). In order to expedite the process, below is a list of documents you will need to provide.

Documents

  

DO NOT SEND DOCUMENTS UNTIL WE REQUEST THEM (with the exception of your Braille certificate and letter of interest)

· Copy of LOC, Nemeth, UEB and any other related Braille certifications 

· Letter of Interest

· UEB Internal Test 

· Current Resume

· Signed PBN Bidding Form

· Tax ID or SS#: 

· Copy of your Driver’s License front & back

· Copy of your SS Card front & back 

· EFT form/Direct Deposit & Canceled Check or Bank Statement

· We look forward to having you become a part of our amazing program.

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HOW TO BECOME A PBN (pdf)

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